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Oct 1, 2012 10:00pm EDT
with president obama. >> president obama needs to just look presidential, not look flustered, not give any lines like hillary, you're likeable enough which seemed to demonstrate a certain arrogance or smugness or putting down anybody else. mitt romney has to be aggressive and has to make points and has to come off as knowledgeable, supposedly in 1994 he doesn't do well with followup questions because he feels he's already given an answer. that was when he was debating ted kennedy. it's everything for romney to gain by doing well and obama just needs to be steady and look, as i said, presidential and not make any mistakes and not have romney get under his skin and say something which demonstrates that obama is flustered in any way. >> it's been a while since the president has had a debate like this. do you think romney has an edge having been through 19 debates in the primaries? >> yeah. he's had more practice, but it's interesting in the washington abc news poll, the people that responded to that poll 51-33 said that obama was going to win the debate. >> last but not least, the most im
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
this story as soon as we get them. a >>> virginia is front and center if the presidential race. president obama will be in northern virginia this morning. he is speaking to students at george mason university. his campaign says the president will talk about the choice facing voter between two fundamentally different visions of how to grow the economy. mitt romney is back in the commonwealth this morning. he and his running mate paul ryan were at an event in the shenandoah valley. he is looking to build momentum after the debate. >>> a health alert now about a rare form of meningitis. officials say it has now spread to six states killing five people including one each in maryland and virginia. 35 cases have been reported across the country of fungal meningitis. doctors say it taxed the lining of the brain and the spinal cord. all of the infected patients received steroid injections to treat back pain. doctors suggest the steroid was likely contaminated and say it is not contagious. >> you are going to see a spike perhaps in more cases in the next few more days but ultimately, it
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Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
week after the first presidential debate, president obama joked with supporters in california over the weekend, admitting he may not have been at his best in denver. the president took time to criticize mitt romney, going after what he claims is romney's plan for $5 trillion in tax cuts and cuts to pbs to help close the deficits. >> for you moms and kids out there, somebody is cracking down on big bird. cracking down on him. elmo has made a run for the border. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again, but he's bringing the hammer down on sesame street. >> president obama will continue campaigning in california today, with a star studded event in san francisco, including john legend and will.i.am. >>> meanwhile, mitt romney returns to virginia today as he laughs off what looked like an uncomfortable situation in florida. the republican nominee was taking pictures with staff at a restaurant in port st. lucie when one of the staffers wiped romney's face with a napkin. romney can be seen laughing off the situation, but appears to be a little uncomfortable. >>> prepare fo
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
white house, both presidential candidates will be in virginia today. in a few hours president obama heads to fairfax to george mason university. meanwhile, mitt romney is headed to the southwestern part of the state to rally coal supporters. >>> anticipated september jobs report comes out in about an hour and a half. as doug luzader explains, it could have a big impact on the presidential race. >> reporter: this is the unemployment rate since president obama took office. it's been up and down, but all the focus today will be here at the very end, where it heads right before the election. for the white house, today's unemployment numbers probably confirm a cold reality, there just isn't much time left now for a major turnaround in the labor market before election day. the news from analysts may not be encouraging. >> we think the economy is going to be very sluggish as people sit back and wait to see how this fiscal cliff issue is dealt with by the new legislature and executive. >> reporter: that fiscal cliff is a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts due to hit at the end of th
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
the presidential candidates after the first debate last night in denver. mitt romney visits virginia, president barack obama has stops in colorado and wisconsin. all three are battleground states. let's last night's presidential debate from fox's nicole collins. nicole is live on capitol hill this morning. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, allison. those swing states very important. for mitt romney last night, he's been trailing slightly in the polls in many of those states, so it was very important for him to have a strong showing and it appears he delivered. [ cheers and applause ] >>reporter: the candidates were cordial, but mitt romney's aggressive approach appear today put president obama on defense. >> going forward with the status quo is not going to cut it for the american people who are struggling today. >> when i walked into the oval office, i had more than a trillion dollar deficit greeting me and we know where it came from. >>reporter: the debate held at the university of denver was respectful and devoid of any major entertaining moments. it focused on dens
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Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. >> clearly both these presidential campaigns covet virginia. this is president obama's 17th trip to the state just this year. mitt romney was in this state yesterday and he'll return monday. >> i love you, too guys. >> the romney campaign says wednesday's debate has een a big boost to their efforts in virginia. >> obviously people saw the great debate performance. people are fired up as ever of the we're having more volunteers stream -- ever. we're having more volunteers stream into the office. >> still most major polls have president obama ahead in virginia. while he headed from fairfax to ohio it's expected he will be back several times before the election. in fairfax, virginia, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> this week shaping up to be busy. in virginia the white house announced first lady michelle obama will host a campaign event tuesday at loudoun county fairgrounds, mitt romney slated to deliver what's being called a major foreign policy address at the virginia military institute. >>> now to a fox 5 weather alert, live look outside wrapping up the workweek with an absolutely gorge
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Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
will be harder for minorities to vote. >>> president obama is in nevada getting ready for tomorrow's first presidential debate and mitt romney is already in colorado where the debate will be held. at the university of denver, preparations are well under way for the big event. romney is shifting his focus after intense criticism from fellow republicans and highlighting the race as a choice between his plans for the economy and the president's policies. >> i represent a very different course. i will make sure that the young people of today have great jobs tomorrow and have a bright and prosperous future. that's the difference between us. >> who is going to put the most points on the board? >> you are! >> not i. governor romney, he is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> the president took a break from preparations and got applause when he showed up with pizzas at his las vegas campaign office. >>> it is hard to miss the television ads about question seven in maryland. it is an effort to expand gaming in the state. lawmakers say the expansion would raise revenue for education. but how much
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
presidential debate. the two candidates have spent considerable time on tactics and strategy. a new poll shows where the candidates stand with the voters. >> reporter: president obama leads mitt romney by 18 points among likely women voters and has a four had been point lead in an overall match-up, but romney is ahead with independents and more think he can best handle the deficit. according to a new quinnipiac poll coming out one day before the first debate. >> i'm delighted we'll have three debates. it will be a conversation with the american people that will span almost an entire month. we'll get to describe our respective views. >> reporter: the debate stage is nearly set at university of denver as both candidates work on final prep for the first match-up that focuses on domestic policies. romney is practicing at his colorado hotel, but he's been doing mock debates for weeks with ohio senator rob portman standing in as the president. >> i think romney has to throw the president off stride and get under his skin. maybe he mentions president obama's penchant for playing golf when the e
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
files to expose, quote, evil and corruption. >>> the presidential candidates, they are getting ready for the big day tomorrow night. first debate will be held at the university of denver. president obama has been at a desert resort in nevada for the last couple of days. he has been going through mock debates and mitt romney has also been practicing. he arrived in colorado yesterday and told thousands of voters he thinks the debates will be something bigger than just the winner. >>> you've probably heard the warning that most americans could be in for a tax like come november. there is good news to report on that front. >> also ahead, customers of a d.c. food favorite paying a little bit more now. details on a food truck tax when we come back. too many americans are struggling to find work in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
presidential debate will actually mean for the race. mitt romney getting positive reviews and will that translate into votes? some say president obama had an off night. tom fitzgerald is tracking all of the reaction. fitz, the president himself came out swinging today? >> reporter: he did, will. the president took on the role of the spin master in chief. speaking in colorado, he mocked mitt romney's policies, challenged his facts and pointed out differences between what mitt romney said last night and during the campaign. the problem, though, is that a much smaller group of people saw the president's appearance today than the 50 million who watched last night as mitt romney gave the political performance of his life. >> reporter: fresh off of what many supporters viewed as a disappointing debate, president obama is trying to hit reset. >> when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> reporter: speaking in denver, the president argued mitt romney's debate performance was big on style but short on facts. >> the real mitt romney has been runn
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
changed presidential race this morning. >> president obama and mitt romney faced each other in the first presidential debate. fox's doug luzader has more. >> reporter: this is always an expectations game and at the very least, mitt romney may have made this race more competitive last night. you can argue that just by walking out on the stage, mitt romney got a boost appearing alongside the president. but while they warmly shook hands rock. knee was on the offensive. >> mr. president, you are entitle as a president to your own plane and your own house but not to your own facts. >> reporter: despite all of the build-up, this was not the night full of zingers. it was a drilldown on the overall economy and health care and what mr. romney called obamacare. >> i use that term with all respect. >> while the president embraced the term obamacare, he shot back accusing romney of making promises about health care and tax policy without providing specifics. >> at some point, i think the american people have to ask themselves is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace s
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >>> talking politics now. first of three presidential debates is tonight where president obama and governor mitt romney will stand on the same stage for the first time in eight years. >> now, in the swing state of colorado, the candidates will focus on the economy. melanie alnwick is live at the white house with a preview. >> reporter: more than 50 million people are expected to tune in tonight to witness the verbal sparring. governor rome necessity's message will be that the country cannot afford four more years of the obama administration and its policies. president obama's message will be that the country is far better off than it would have been without his policies and he needs four more years in order to be able to finish the job. now, in denver, colorado, final preparations are under way for that first presidential election debate in colorado. the showdown in denver between the president and governor mitt romney will take place at the university of denver. now, unlike debates in the past, this one will be a little bit different. it will be a 90-minute debate broken up into six 15-min
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 4:25am EDT
. back to you at the desk. >> all right, tucker. thank you very much. president barack obama and mitt romney will take center stage tonight in denver for the first of three presidential debates. the candidates are expected to focus on domestic issues, particularly the economy during the debate. there are nine electoral votes up for grabs in colorado making it a key prize for both candidates. you can watch the first presidential debate right here on fox 5. it starts at 9:00 tonight live from denver. >>> our other top stories, a rough ride for the vice president. the pilot of air force two had to delay landing two times yesterday because of bad weather. the white house saws the pilot had a miss ad approach during thunderstorms at charlotte international airport. it caused mr. biden to be late for a campaign event and then later, rain and fog forced his plane to land at dulles international rather than andrews air force base. >>> the nats defeated the phillies 4-2. >>> the former governor of california, arnold schwarzenegger, was in d.c. last night promoting his new book and his confessi
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
day preparing to face off later tonight in the first presidential debate. >> president obama and governor mitt romney will take the stage together for the first time since 2008. tonight's debate's topic will focus on domestic issues, specifically the economy. mitt romney has given a debate preview by saying he might be willing to reduce income taxes for home mortgages. experts say this first debate is very important to both candidates in getting voters. >> the public wants to see if mitt romney is an acceptable alternative. they sort of know the president. he's the devil they know. romney is the devil they don't. they haven't made up their mind about him one way or the other right now. >> colorado has nine electoral votes up for grabs, making it a crucial state for both candidates. there will be two more debates this month of the the second one takes place on october 16th. >>> tells me that somehow the people down in new orleans, they don't care about as much. >> conservatives are using this 2007 video of then presidential candidate barack obama against him before tonight's debat
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
presidential debate, president obama joked with supporters in california over the weekend admitting he was not at his best in denver. the president also took time to criticize his republican opponent, mitt romney, going after what he claims is romney's plan for $5 trillion in tax cuts and cuts to funding for pbs to help close the deficit. >> so for all you moms and kids, don't worry. somebody is finally cracking down on big bird. cracking down on him. elmo has made a run for the border. border. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again but he is bringing the hammer down on sesame street. >> president obama will continue campaigning in california today with a star- studded event in san francisco t includes john legend and will i am. >>> one of the staffers at in florida decided to weekend romney's face with a napkin. he laughed it off but and to look uncomfortable. >>> we'll tell you who came out on top in the election with hugo chavez. >> and more cases of fungal meningitis as the outbreak spreads to more states. we'll have an update on that and new information about the phar
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> clear -- >> clearly, both of the presidential campaigns covet virginia. this is president obama's 17th trip to the state just this year and mitt romney was in the state yesterday and will return on monday. >> i love you, too, guys. >> reporter: the romney campaign said wednesday's debate has been a big boost to their efforts in virginia. >> obviously, people saw the great debate performance. people are fired up as ever. we're having more volunteers stream into the office. >> reporter: but still, most major polls have president obama ahead in virginia and heading from fairfax to ohio and is expected he will be back several times before the election. next week is shaping up to be a busy one in virginia and the white house announced -- and mitt romney is slated to deliver a major foreign policy address at the virginia military snout. >> a federal judge said the transit system must allow and to equate muslim radicals with savages. they sued for the right to display the ads and they up in subway stations and must be displayed here no later than 5:00 p.m. on monday and we spoke to the a
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
the company's official account during the presidential debate. it read obama's grandma even knew it was going to be bad. she died three days before he became president. the tweet was sent after mr. obama referenced his grandmother during the debate while talking about medicare and social security. sin thee i can't soledad, kitchen aid senior director of marketing later posted from the company's account, apologizing to the prsident. she said the tweet was "carelessly sent in error by a member of our twitter team who, needless to say, won't be tweeting for us any more." >>> a voter watchdog group says it has uncovered voter fraud in maryland. the group election integrity maryland claims it found evidence that some people registered to vote using the names of dead people or registered to vote twice in two different states. the group is not accusing the state board of elections of fraud, but says the problem does need to be corrected. state elections officials say if fraud is found, the information will be given to the state prosecutor's office. >>> making headlines this morning, a rare
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >>> the economy took center stage in last night's first presidential debate. both president obama and mitt romney picked apart the plans and touted their open. >> the polls show most people think that romney won the debate. >> i will not reduce the share paid by high-income individuals. i know that you and your running mate keep saying that and i know it's popular thing to say with a lot of people but it is just not the case. i got five boys. i'm used to people saying something that is not always true but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping i will believe t that is not the case. i will not reduce the attacks paidby high-income americans. number three, i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle income families. >> four years ago when i stood on this stage, i said that i would cut taxes for middle class families. and that is exactly what i did. we cut taxes for middle class families by about $3600. the rope is because i believe that we do best when the middle class is doing well. and by giving them those tax cuts, they had a little more money in their pocket. s
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Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm EDT
many press conferences lately, but that is not the same as a presidential debate. what president obama fell into last night is something of a historical pattern where incumbent presidents are rusty. they're just not accustomed to being confronted on a debate stage that first time out. ronald reagan had this problem in 1984. george w. bush had it in 2004 against john kerry. look, when you're president, one of the many privileges of your office is that where you sit people do not customarily walk in and tell you you're wrong or full of crap. it just doesn't happen. >> right. >> what happens in a debate is your challenger looks you straight in the eye and says you're fundamentally wrong and you're taking the country down the wrong direction. the president turns around and says what? i'm doing everything i can. it's that adjustment period the president did not respond well to last night and i guarantee you having talked to many obama advisors in denver last night they're going to retool the preparations, his attitude and demeanor. >> how big of shift in this campaign this was debate?
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
presidential debate on wednesday. both sides lowering expectations. the an aide for obama said romney will be prepared and aggressive. an aide for romney ss he should not be underestimated. here's what both candidates had to say about wednesday. >> what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing and restore security for hard working americans. >> the american people will listen carefully to the conversation that's held over three debates and the fourth with the vice presidential debate, and they'll decide who can help their family, who will be able to get our economy going in the way it could be going, and they'll make the decision based on what they believe is in the best interests of the country and their own family. >> reporter: both sides already planning their post-debate rallies. mitt romney and his running mate paul ryan will be in virginia on thursday. president obama is staying in colorado. angie? >> tracie, thank you. >>> this morning we're getting a sense of when marylanders think of some ballot initiatives t
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
the obama team is now looking at this week's vice presidential debate as a chance to get back on track. as far as the poll numbers are concerned, the obama campaign has long said they run this race as though they were 5 points behind. their fear is the numbers could soon confirm that assumption. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >>> hitting the campaign trail in northern virginia for her husband today, the first lady, michelle obama, will travel to loudoun county fairgrounds to speak about what is at stake in the election for virginiaens. she'll encourage everyone to register to vote before the october 15th deadline. >>> people living in the district, today is the last day to register to vote by mail. applications are available online and at libraries, fire houses and police stations throughout the city. however, if you miss today's deadline, voters can still register in person at early voting centers or on election day at their polling place. >>> all right, coming up, david blaine wraps up his stunt in new york city. >> already? >> yeah. >> okay. the series is all tied up. the fi
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
his performance in the first presidential debate. several new polls show him closing the gap between him and president obama. how big of a jump in the polls are we talking about here? >> reporter: po to put it safely here, mitt romney closed the gap. keep in mind, heading into last week in that debate, mitt romney was trail is trawling in several key battleground states and national limit what won't to do is show you some of the polls we were looking at today and with four weeks to the elect, this is cause for fresh concern among the obama campaign and look at this. we're going to start with gallop. gallop before the debate asked voters who was ahead. at that point, obama, 50%; romney, 45% and drop below here and look at what they say now after that first debate. 47% to 47% gallop tonight has it in a dead heat. you might look at that and say, hey, it's one poll and maybe it's a napshot of the race. several other major polls came out and saying almost exactly the same thing. look at this. we'll go up to the next debate and this is the rasmussen presidential poll. 48%, 48%. a dead heat
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Oct 9, 2012 4:25am EDT
good news for president obama is there are still two presidential doe bates left on october 16th and the 22nd. the vice presidential candidates will debate this thursday in danville, kentucky. in the newsroom, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> we still have plenty ahead, your weather, traffic and all your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. starts now. >>> good morning. it is 4:30 on this tuesday, october 9th. the washington monument is under this somewhere. a little bit of rain out there. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. tucker barnes has the day off and that means gwen has the day in. >> yes, bright and early wake- up. >> the rain will greet you this morning. >> yeah, definitely. we talked about how some of the lingering rain from yesterday could spill into the morning hours and so to d just light rain and some dries follow some of you. not a whole lot of it happening. some of you are deal with the fog this morning. here is a look at your fox 5 accu-weather live radar. you can see the areas getting some of this light rainfall. it won't be sticking around all da
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Oct 4, 2012 4:25am EDT
you. >> thank you. >>> the economy dominated the first presidential debate last night romney said he has plans to fix the economy. president obama said, when he became president four years ago, he was dealing with a major economic crisis. >> i also promised that i would fight every single day on behalf of the american people and the middle class and all those who are strifing to get into the middle class, i've kept that promise. >> there are two different paths that we began speaking about this evening and over the course of this month, we'll have two more presidential debates and a vice presidential debate. the two paths lead in very different directions. it is not just looking to our words. you can look at the record. there is no question some my mind, if the president were to be re-elected, you will continue to see a middle class squeeze with incomes going down and prices going up. i'll get incomes going up again. >>> a health alert, a rare form of meningitis has killed at least four people, including two in maryland and virginia. the infection was not transmitted from person t
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Oct 8, 2012 4:25am EDT
next tuesday, the 16th, president obama and mitt romney will meet for their second debate. and the third and final presidential debate takes places monday, october 22nd. >>> the virginia senate race takes the spot height tonight as tim kaine and george allow pressure face off in richmond. the race between the two former governors has been close since the start but a new poll shows kaine pulling way a little bit with 52% support and allen with 45%. 45%. >>> police catch a break in their search for find a missing girl. that is topping national headlines right now. >> plus a warning from congress involving a potential business deal with china. why a maryland lawmaker is against the plan. >> big bird makes a guest appearance on saturday night live. when he had to say about last week's presidential debate. i knew it was going to happen. >> we knew it. we'll be right back.  >>> the war in afghanistan begins its 12th -- began its 12th year yesterday in a country that still remains deeply divided and dangerous. u.s. troops invaded the country on october 7th, 2001 more than a mon
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
obama is also working to encourage more people to register to vote. the voter registration deadline in virginia is october 15th. republican presidential nominee mitt romney will deliver a speech on foreign policy next monday at virginia military institute in lexington. romney and his running mate, paul ryan, campaigned in fisherville, virginia yesterday. though it didn't come up in we had night's debate, romney is talking about his 47% comment again saying his choice of words was, quote, wrong. more on that coming up later on in this hour. in this hour. >>> an alert now for women in fairfax county. police are looking if a suspected serial fondler. >> he has approached at least five women, usual hi from behind appear grabbing them and taking often. -- usually from behind and grabbing them and taking off. >> reporter: this firveg victim just came forward. she hadn't initially reported the incident. -- this fifth victim just came forward. she was walking here on hibling avenue in ving field at the same place where another woman says she too was victimized by what police believe is a se
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Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm EDT
presidential debate. >> what you'll see is governor romney and president obama standing at podiums on the stage. >> reporter: taking a break from those debate preps, though, the president delivered pizzas to his las vegas campaign office and made calls to drum up votes. >> when i tried this down in florida, there was one woman who wouldn't believe it was me. >> reporter: already in colorado meanwhile mitt romney received the endorsement of former denver broncos quarterback john elway. >> i look forward to these debates. i'm delighted we're going to have three debates. it will be a conversation with the american people. >> reporter: ahead of these debates fox 5 talked to top officials from the romney and obama campaigns about their predebate goals. >> governor romney a little bit more comfortable with the format. >> reporter: romney's senior strategist says the poor economy is their focus but down played a new york times report that romney used offshore accounts to avoid taxes and increase his income. madden says romney's financial decisions are made by a blind trust. >> i think what's
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
few hours, president obama and mitt romney will face off for the first presidential debate. stage is set, spotlight on denver tonight. the new polls indicate that mitt romney may need to sway undecided voters during the debate. a cnn poll averaged 7 recent surveys and overall, president obama had 49 to 45%. well, tonight's debate, will it make a difference among the voters? craig bosswell is live in denver with more now. craig. >> reporter: good evening to you. three hours and counting until the main event here. the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. the first question will go to president obama and that is followed by two-minute answers on the topic and the 15 minutes and there will be a discussion about that topic. this debate is divided up into three 15-minute segments. the economy, roll on government and leadership style. the pressure is certainly on, on mitt romney to perform and is a must-win situation. on the flip side of that for presume a it's a must not lose situation as well and here we are a month away from the election and the stakes are high here tonight, e
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >>> tonight, the two presidential candidates will face off in the first of three debates. president obama and governor mitt romney will stand on the same stage for the first time in eight years. >> in the swing state of colorado, the candidates will focus on the economy. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at the white house with a preview. >> reporter: good morning. this has been months and months and months in the making. we have abeen hearing about the presidential doe peat for so long and tonight, it will finally be here. tacoma and governor romney have been practicing their points and counterpoint with their debate partners. both camps actually spent the weekend downplaying expectations by talking up their opponent's debate skills an analysts say what happens tonight could change the momentum of the presidential race. final prep rigs are under way in denver -- preparations are under way in denver, colorado for the first showdown. it will take place at the just of denver. the format of this one will be a the different. >> what is different about the format is that we are dividing the hour
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Oct 3, 2012 11:30pm EDT
presidential debate. >> thank, you very much. gentleman, it's good to have you here. >> brendan, i'm going to start with you. mitt romney was surprisingly strong. we got a car cialghts obama came with a saw. what can you take that? >> he was behind and chris want and he couldn't tell his truth m. ofous answers, he ran away from his tax cutser the platform. he ran away from that. on the substance, he didn't do that well. it is true obama was not as engaged as some hopes. he didn't even up the 47% remarks that rom romney had made. we'll see as the next debate is. >> we heard governor chris cristie say tonight was going to be a game changer. yo you think it will change things? what about the undecided voters? >> it might. you'll notice obama is under 0%. you have a lot of debates. this could be a game changer. romney is a clear winner tonight. he'll have to win all three to a a chance if this thing. obama, i loof sports analogies. he has this idea that he can run the clock out. a lot of people lost races that way. big mistakes by the president tonight. democrats admit not getting into the tape i
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
charges have been filed. >>> the latest from the campaign trail. president obama will be in ohio today following several high dollar fundraisers in california. first lady michelle obama will be in virginia rallying voters in loud ant county and republican presidential nominee mitt romney was in virginia yesterday where he outlined his foreign policy plan in a speech at virginia military institute. romney will be in iowa today and a new research center poll that just came out shows romney leading obama among likely voters 49 to 45%. >>> that is some nice music. >> isn't that nice? >> it is. >> kind of wake you up a little bit. >> the morning line, nats lose, orioles win. >> yeah, one out of two. >> and then rg iii. >> right. >> we got to see about that. >> we'll talk about that locker room yesterday. it was pretty interesting to get the guys' perspectives on rg iii's hits, getting knocked out. we will start with the bad news. the good news is nats are coming home tomorrow. 1:00 start for game three. game two didn't go well. that is your guy, johnny. >> johnny jay. >> jay got tagged on t
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
obama and mitt romney will leave the campaign trail to their vice presidential picks. today vice president joe biden will be in north carolina and paul ryan takes a bus tour of iowa. president obama is working on his debate strategy in nevada taking time out to make some short campaign phone calls to supporters yesterday. mitt romney is prepping in denver. he squeezed in some final stomping yesterday along with former broncos quarterback john elway. >>> making headlines here at home, and around the world. marking 10 years since the dc snipers terrorized the region. for three weeks in october of 2002, police hunted a pair of shooters who killed 10 people and wounded three others. john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo were eventually caught and convicted for the shooting spree. the region will remember the victims of the attack on thursday, with a prayer vigil being held in gaithersburg. >>> a massive collision between an amtrak train and a big rig truck leaves nearly two dozen people injured. among them, a newborn baby. this happened in hanford california yesterday. investigators
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
forward to the next round. the vice presidential debate coming up next week. president obama and governor romney will face off once again october 16th. in washington, steve sentani, fox news. >>> getting up close to perhaps appreciate the space shuttle atlantis. the visitors had a chance to go inside the shuttle before it goes on permanent display next summer. from the flight deck and to the crew. hatch where thousands of signatures were left by members. shuttle workers, dignitaries and celebrities. they have maintained and upgraded the shuttle throughout the 30-year history and many say it's emotional. >> this is the last time we're going do this. >> and next month, the atlantis will move to the kennedy space center visitor's complex in cape canaveral. >>> nasa is turning former spy drones into hurricane hunters. the global hawk was sent to the atlantic this month under what is called the hurricane severe storm sentinel mission. the drone is expected to study and gain insight into hurricanes. the global hawk can soar higher than a hunter plane flying up to 65,000 fight. >>> quit
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Oct 3, 2012 10:30pm EDT
you think came out on top tonight. george, i'll start with you. >> don't have an answer. >> obama. >> michelle. >> romney. >> bruce. >> romney as well. i think he came across as passionate and caring and likable. three things he wanted to stress, as well as presidential. >> all four of you, we appreciate you taking the time to talk to us tonight. that is a bit of our instant analysis. we are far from over on this, shawn, and back to you. >> tom, thank you. fox 5 political analyst joins us now. mark, we heard from the regular folk, now it's time to get to you. right off the bat, who do you think won the debate tonight? >> if winning the debate is doing a good job in terms -- because these are performances. it was mitt romney. he was prepared. he was aggressive. he was straightforward. he looked at president obama and standing on the same stage and holding his own. this is the president of the united states in itself is a victory. president obama had a debate with romney and romney seemed very, as i said, prepared and aggressive to the point of not being offensive. >> let me ask you
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
presidential debates between president obama, the democratic nominee, and former massachusetts governor, mitt romney, the republican nominee. this debate and the next three, two presidential, one ice- presidential, are sponsored by the commission of presidential debates. tonight's nine minutes will be about he domestic feature and will follow a format designed by the commission. there will be six roughly 15 minute segments with two-minute answers. for the first question, then an open discussion for the remainder of this section. i made the final selections and for the record, they were not submitted for approval to the commissionnare the candidates. this segment, as i announced in advance, will be threeeon the care, the role of government, and governing. with an emphasis throughout on the differences, specifics, and choices. both candidates will have post statements. the audience in hall has promised to remaiquiet. so we may all concentrate on what the candidates have to say. there is a noise exception right now, though, as we welcome president obama and governor romney. [cheee
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
less than 24 hours, president obama and mitt romney will square off in their presidential debates. both have been behind closed doors rehearsing for the first face-to-face meeting and tom fit earl has more. >> reporter: it's been interesting. publicly, both of these campaigns have been downplaying the importance of the first debate. the president is not going as -- is going as far as saying he's all right in these kinds of forums. clearly, what we know, is that these debates are important n. a race where the polls are putting the president ahead and not out of reach of mitt romney, it's the challenge who may have more to gain and lose. the president took a break from two days of debate rehearsals to visit one of his own campaign offices in las vegas. he brought pizza to the volunteers and made some phone calls to a couple of voters in the area and many were surprised to have the president of the united states on the other end of the phone. mitt romney picked up a big endorsement in the denver sports world, an icon of the denver broncos, the former quarterback john elway appeared w
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
a big night in the race for the white house. president obama and mitt romney will face off the first time in a nationally televised presidential debate. it will give voters a chance to size up both candidates. craig bosswell lee with all of the details. craig? >> reporter: good evening to you, shawn. president obama moments ago wrapped up his walk-through and spent about 30 minutes on the stage inside the magnus arena and the first question of the debate will go to president obama. both campaigns have been downplaying the expectations, the fact tonight that stakes here are very high. the 90-minute showdown will be broken down into six 15-minute segments. the moderator opens each segment with a question llowed by answers from each candidate and a discussion of the topic. >> there will be fewer questions and more extended discussion that dives into certain detail -- issues in detail. >> reporter: both men are certain to face tough questions on domestic issues, healthcare, the fiscal crisis, unemployment rate and taxes and the role of government and governing style. pollsters said
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
rasmussen poll shows republican presidential nominee mitt romney leading president obama following last week's debate. romney has the lead with 49% to president obama's 47%. romney will deliver a speech on foreign policy at virginia military institute today. president obama will be campaigning and fund raising in california. >>> virginia's two contenders for jim web's soon to be empty seat will be back in the spotlight today. democratic tim kaine and republican george allen will debate in richmond. this comes as a new poll of likely voters shows kaine pulling ahead. now 52% of voters picked kaine, 45% back allen. >>> developing this morning, the number of rare meningitis cases linked to a tainted steroid treatment has risen to 91, spanning nine states and killing seven. another case was reported in maryland this weekend, bringing the total there to three. 18 cases have been reported in virginia with one death in each state. the massachusetts pharmacy linked to the outbreak has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products. officials say anyone who received the steroid injection betwe
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
presidential nominee mitt romney is enjoying a post- debate surge. the pew research survey released monday shows romney leading president obama 49 to 45% among likely voters. romney trailed the president by 8% among the same group just a month ago. on the trail today, president obama and the first lady take on the battleground states. mr.obama will be in ohio this afternoon. the first lady will speak to supporters in loudoun county, virginia. mitt romney campaigns in iowa. >>> george allen and tim kaine squared off in their second debate in the race for the u.s. senate. the candidates went at it last night in richmond. they covered a wide range of topics. allen again tried to portray kaine as a would-be tax liker. kaine repeatedly cited deficits. >> i think cain won because allen didn't answer some questions about privatizing social security, didn't whether he or the trentt with one statement, repeated it over again that allen said in the senate that i want to ram their soft teeth down their whiney throats. that isn't the bipartisan patina that you want. >> the two have been running
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Oct 7, 2012 10:00pm EDT
presidential debate -- >> i think you'll see a very engaged president that is ready and willing to call out whichever mitt romney shows up. >> reporter: and the president's advisors promise the real obama will show up as well. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >>> with more insight and a look ahead on what we can expect on the political front this week, is fox 5's political analyst, mark plotkin. did his performance make a difference? >> chris christie before the event said mitt romney was going to turn the campaign upside down. in all honesty, i think he did. he revitalized a campaign in some ways his staff was writing off the candidate, and the best data is the impercale data in some of the background states, i heard one today in florida, he's running even and narrowing the lead -- >> he's campaigning in florida now, right? >> he is. he drew a big crowd. >> the biggest of his campaign so >> he haven't drawn crowds anywhere near that. crowds are indicative of your support. >> president obama buoyed by the job numbers that came out, below 8% the first time since he took office. how big is this?
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